The play is penetrating all creative method of one
of the most mysterious Yekaterinburg painters - Yuri Filonenko. Book graphic by profession
he was successfully and fruitfully engaged in this kind of artistic activity creating book
illustrations and easel sheets on the literary works motives as well...
Starting from the late 80th he
has been painting mysterious images - mirages, such fantastic dreams. There is special
system of relationships between the elements of reality and imagination... Switch from
actual fact to its general comprehension is solving sometimes by the method of eccentric
shift... In this method not the play with paradoxical symbols is included, but also
plastic solution of the painting itself. Lack of traditional planning construction,
certain symbolic set of details, deformation of figures. Here the color of the painting is
very soft, keen, and one more mystery of distinctive quality of Filonenkoĺs painting is
contained in its gentle restrain...
"The Hour Of Melancholy" oil on canvas 115 § 80 1989
"Lonely Goat Stood On The Bald Mountain" oil on canvas 110 § 100 1993